Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Racial Harassment and Retaliation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled with Washington Group International, Inc. for $1.5 million and injunctive relief on behalf of African American workers who were allegedly subjected to racial harassment and retaliation at the Sithe Mystic Power Plant construction project in Everett, Mass., which WGI managed as general contractor from 2001 to 2003. The EEOC charged that WGI created a racially hostile work environment for African American employees that included racially offensive language and graffiti, failed to take appropriate steps to remedy the discriminatory conduct, and targeted the victims for retaliatory measures, including termination.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Washington Group International $1,500,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 4/29/2008
Consent Decree 4/29/2008
EEOC Press Release 4/29/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database